Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Be the “Light”

The following devotional is being mailed to a large number of women in the Homestead Correctional facility, in Homestead, Florida as part of our sister ministries (PINK LOVE MINISTRIES) ongoing mission of;

"Reaching women everywhere with LOVE through the heart of God"

So, before you read it, acquire the mindset that you are in Prison-------------Oh yeah, by the way............FOR LIFE!!!!

If you are reading this devotional there is a really good chance that you are in a very dark place, or maybe going through a very dark period of your life. If that is the case, and that is YOUR truth today, then know that there is NO MISTAKE you are reading this today. God has chosen you this very day to receive His Word through this. Make no mistake about it, you were chosen to read this.

So what do we mean by “Be the Light”? I can almost hear you saying this to our ministry team;
“Are you kidding me? The “Light”, OK, that’s funny!! Did you know that I am sitting in the darkest, most depressing place I have ever been in my entire life? If you were sitting in my body and you had my life, than you would never ask me to be the light. There is nothing LIGHT about this place. I have NO freedom, I have NO peace, I have NO privacy, there is NOTHING but madness and darkness, SO, where is this LIGHT you are talking about, I don’t see it? Please tell me where is this LIGHT?

You have not found the light because you are looking in the wrong place. It’s not in the dorm, it’s not in the yard or the chow hall, and it is certainly absolutely not at visitation! But, before we share with you where the LIGHT is let’s go directly to the true source of ALL answers, The Bible.

In Matthew 5:15 Jesus said “Neither do men light a lamp and then place it under the bed, but place it on a stand to light up the whole house”. Even so, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven”

OK Pink Love, break that down a little more. Are you saying that I am the light?

Why yes beloved sister, you are the LIGHT!!! You see, Jesus is the LIGHT of the world, and when He left this world to be seated at the right hand of His Father in Heaven, He placed that Light in EVERYONE who would believe in Him and call on His Name, and yes that means you.
Scripture says that “You will know HIS people by their fruit”. Do you know that no matter what you have done in your past, NO MATTER WHAT, that when you call on Jesus and ask for Him to come into your heart and to forgive you of your sins, then your slate is clean, your sins are forgiven, and you become a new creature in Christ. How is that? Because Jesus paid the price for you on the cross at Calvary over 2,000 years ago, and ever since that day when He cried “It is FINISHED”, and He took His last human breath, the huge gap (one that we could never close without His death) was closed and we forever had access to God again. WOW, what an awesome thought! God loved ME enough to lose His only child so that I could be forgiven! Sit and think about that for a while, because it’s an AWESOME TRUTH! So, in closing, know this! God has placed the LIGHT of His Son Jesus, in each and every believer. Yes beloved, YOU ARE THE LIGHT! Please know that whom the Son sets free is free indeed, and today YOU may be the ONLY LIGHT that someone else will see. The Glory of God lives within all of us and all of you.
The Joy of The Lord is the LIGHT that will attract others to you, as a moth is drawn to light, and through that drawing, others will see your LIGHT and say, “Wow, something is different about you”.

Yes, they are right, something is different, it’s the Glory of God, it’s the Joy of The Lord………………………it’s HIS LIGHT, IN YOU!!! BE THE “LIGHT”

We pray that you were touched by the work that God is doing here in Miami, Florida. Please also know that we are a non-profit organization that relies 100% on your donations and gifts. In addition; Surrender40, Inc. has been awarded tax-exempt status under IRS code 501(c)(3). All contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Thank you and God Bless You all,

The Ministry Team of Surrender40


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